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alar case, the substance belongs to the shadow, and the empti ness to its cause. — Colton.
-We speak of educating ou children. Do we know that our children also educate us ?-Sigourney.
PARENTS, THEIR EXAMPLE. — Parents who wish to train up their children in the way they should go, must go in the way in which they would train up their children.
PARENTS, THEIR ILLIBERALITY. The illiberality of parents, in allowance towards their children, is a harmful error,
and makes them base; acquaints them with shifts; makes them sort with mean company; and makes them surfeit more when they come to plenty: and therefore the proof is best when men keep their authority towards their children, but not their purse.—Lord Bacon.
PARENTS, THEIR WORK.—The father and mother of an unnoticed family, who in their seclusion awaken the mind of one child to the idea and love of goodness, who awaken in him a strength of will to repel temptation, and who send him out prepared to profit by the conflicts of life, surpass in influence a Napoleon breaking the world to his sway. — Channing.
PARLIAMENTS AND COUNCILS.- -We assemble parliaments and councils, to have the benefit of their collected wisdom; but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconveniences of their collectea passions, prejudices, and private interests. By the help of these, artful men overpower their wisdom, and dupe its possessors; and if we may judge by the acts, arrcts, and edicts, all the world over, for regulating commerce, an assembly of great men is the greatest fool upon earth.– Franklin.
PASSION.—Passion may not unfitly be termed the mob of the man, that commits a riot on his reason.—Penn,
PASSION.-—Passion is the great mover and spring of the soul: when men's passions are strongest, they may have great and noble effects; but they are then also apt to fall into the greatest miscarriages.—Sprat.
PASSION.—He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.—Lapa ter.
PASSIONATE, THE. -The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.—Plato.
PASSIONS.—Men spend their lives in the service of their passions, instead of employing their passions in the service of their life. — Steele.
PASSIONS.-A wise man's heart is like a broad hearth that keeps the coals (his passions) from burning the house. Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers, to make a fire next day.—Sir T. Overbury.
Passions.—People have a custom of excusing the enormities of their conduct ·by talking of their passions, as if they were under the control of a blind necessity, and sinned because they could not help it.— Cumberland.
PASSIONS, our.—Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the we' ker ever after.—Pope.
PASSIONS, THE.— - The passions are unruly atile, and therefore you must keep thum chained up, and under the government of religion, reason, and prudence. If you thus keep them under discipline, they are aerul servants; but if you let them loose, and give them head, they will be your riasters, and unruly masters, and carry you like wild and unkridled horses, into a thousand mischiefs and inconveniences, besides the great disturbance, disorder, and discomposure they will occasion in your own mind.—Sir M. Hale.
FASSION, THE.---The passions may be humored till they become our master, as a horse may be pampered till he gets the better of his rider ; but early discipline will prevent mutiny, and keep the helm in the hands of reason.-- Cumber lund.
PASSIONS, THE, AND DESIRES.—. The passions and desires, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix one with the other, and twine inextricably round the heart; producing good, if moderately indulged; but certain destruction, if suffered to become inordinate.- Burton.
PAST AND FUTURE. — Age and sorrow have the gift of reading the future by the sad past.—Farrar.
PAST, RESPECT FOR TIIE.—It is one proof of a good education, and of true reinement of feeling, to respect antiquity.Sigourney.
PASTIME.—Pastime is a word that should never be used but in a bad sense; it is vile to say a thing is agreeable, because it helps to pass the time away.-Shenstone.
PATIENCE.- A phlegmatic insensibility is as different from patience, as a pool from a harbor. Into the one, indolence naturally sinks us; but if we arrive at the other, it is by encountering many an adverse wind and rough wave, with a more skilful pilot at the helm than self, and a company unde: better command than the passions.---Dilwyn.
PATIENCE FROM OTHERS.—He surely is most in want of another's patience, who has none of his own.--Lavater.
PATIENCE UNDER OUR LOT.–Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.-Addison.
PATIENCE WITH CHILDREN.—If I were asked what single qualification was necessary for one who has the care of chil dren, I should say patience--patience with their tempers patience with their understandings, patience with their progress. It is not brilliant parts or great acquirements which are vecessary for teachers, but patience to go over first principles again and again; steadily to add a little every day : never to be irritated by wilful or accidental hinderance.
PEACEABLENESS.—The more quietly and peaceably we all get on, the better—the better for ourselves—the better for our neighbors. In nine cases out of ten the wisest policy is, if a man cheats you, quit dealing with him; if he is abusive, quit his company; if he slanders you, take care to live so that nobody will believe him: no matter who he is, or how he misuses you, the wisest way is genera’ly to let him alone; for there is nothing better than this cool, calm, quiet way of dealing with the wrongs we meet with.
PEDANTRY.—If a strong attachment to a particular subject, a total ignorance of every other; an eagerness to introduce that subject upon all occasions, and a confirmed habit of declaiming upon it without either wit or discretion, be the marks of a pedantic character, as they certainly are, it belongs to the illiterate as well as the learned; and St. James's itself may boast of producing as arrant pedants as were ever sent forth from a college.-B. Thornton.
PEDANTRY.—There is a pedantry in manners, as in all arts and sciences, and sometimes in trades. Pedantry is properly the overrating any kind of knowledge we pretend to, and if that kind of kuowledge be a trile in itself, the pedantry is the greater. -Swift.
PEDANTRY.- A man who has been brought up among books, and is able to talk of nothing else,
indiffer ent companion, and what we call a pedant. But we should enlarge the title, and give it to every one that does not know how to think out of his profession and particular way of life. What is a greater pedant than a mere man of the town ? Bar him the play-houses, a catalogue of the reigning beauties, and you strike him dumb. The military pedant always talks in a camp, and in storming towns, making lodgments, and fighting battles from one end of the year to the other. Everything he speaks smells of gunpowder; if you take away his artillery from him, he has not a word to say for himself. The law pedant is perpetually putting cases, repeating the transactions of Westminster-hall, wrangling with you upon the most indifferent circumstances of life, and not to be convinced of the distance of a place, or of the most trivial point in conversation, but by dint of argument. The state pedant is wrapt up in news, and lost in politics. If you mention either of the sovereigns of Europe, he talks notably; but if you go out of the gazette, you drop him. In short, a mere courtier, a mere soldier, a mere scholar, a mere anything, is an insipid, pedantic character, and equally ridiculous.Spectator.
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PEDANTRY.—A woman of fashion who is employed in remarks
the weather, who observes from morning to noon that it is likely to rain, and from noon to night that it spits, that it mizzles, that it is set in for a wet evening; and being incapable of any other discourse, is as insipid a companion, and just as pedantic, as he who quotes Aristotle over his tea, or talks Greek at a card-table.-B. Thornton.
PEDANTRY.—We only toil and labor to stuff the memory, and in the meantime leave the conscience and understanding unfurnished and void. And, as old birds who fly abroad to forage for grain, bring it home in their beak, without tasting it themselves, to feed their young; so our pedants go picking knowledge here and there, out of several authors, and